Popular pieces

(a) Consciousness

Future AI in the therapist’s chair (a philosophical story about consciousness). IAI News, 13 February 2023.

Illusionism and its place in contemporary philosophy of mind (interview conducted by Katarína Sklutová). Human Affairs, 32(3): 300–310. https://doi.org/10.1515/humaff-2022-0023

The mental life of mountains. New Humanist, 137(1) (Spring 2022): 38-41.

Beast machines (review of Being You: A New Science of Consciousness by Anil Seth). Times Literary Supplement, 18 March 2022, No. 6207.

Illusionism. In J. Symes (ed.), Philosophers on Consciousness: Talking about the Mind (pp.89–99). Bloomsbury, 2022.

Our greatest invention was the invention of invention itself. Psyche, 24 June 2020.

The lure of the Cartesian sideshow. The Philosophers’ Magazine 88: 69–74. 2020.

The demystification of consciousness, IAI News, Issue 86, 20 March 2020.

The consciousness illusion. Aeon, 26 September 2019.

What is it like to be a bot? (short story). Philosophy Now, Issue 126: June/July 2018, pp.56–8.

AI and consciousness. Interalia Magazine, Issue 39, February 2018.

Why panpsychism fails to solve the mystery of consciousness. Aeon, September 2016.

(b) Mind

The best books on philosophy of mind. Five Books, February 2018.

What do you really believe? Take the Truth-Demon test. Aeon, January 2018.

How to read a mind. IAI News, Issue 57: Knowing Others and Knowing Our Selves, 1 August 2017.

The blind Bach-maker (review of From Bacteria to Bach and Back by Daniel C. Dennett). The Economist, 11 March 2017, pp.87-8.

The mind isn’t locked in the brain but extends far beyond it. Aeon, July 2016.

Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind. Aeon, May 2016.

Regenerating the Doctor. OpenLearn, November 2013.

A Greek perspective on austerity psychology (with Maria Kasmirli). The Psychologist, Sept. 2013.

(c) Other topics

Getting there. In G. Browning and C. Sandis (eds.), Dylan at 80: It Used to Go Like That, and Now It Goes Like This. Imprint Academic.

‘Time Team’ could reveal the future of public engagement. Times Higher Education, September 24, 2021.

Death is no leveller if some live much longer than others. Aeon, 10 December 2018.

The development of our minds. The Reading Lists, May 2018.

Is great philosophy, by its nature, difficult and obscure? Aeon, November 2015.